Funny how that keeps happening, in places far removed from one another. The common thread is Sharia’s prohibition on building new churches or repairing old ones.
Christianity in Muslim lands is expected to die a slow death by strangulation and never reappear, though the plan has not always worked as human nature and common sense sometimes prevail to ignore or relax enforcement of unjust laws. But as long as those laws remain, they are a ticking time bomb that can still go off. And those time bombs are going off all over the reach of the “Arab Spring” and beyond.
But you’re not supposed to notice. And if you notice, you’re not supposed to say so. “Kuwaiti MPs call for ban on construction of churches,” by Shane McGinley for Arabian Business, February 19:
A Kuwaiti parliamentarian is set to submit a draft law banning the construction of churches and non-Islamic places of worship in the Gulf state, it was reported at the weekend.
Kuwaiti Member of Parliament (MP) Osama Al-Munawer announced on Twitter he plans to submit a draft law calling for the removal of all churches in the country. However, he later clarified that existing churches should remain but the construction of new non-Islamic places of worship should be banned.
Fellow MP, Mohammad Hayef supported the draft law. “Kuwait already has an excessive number of churches compared to the country”s Christian minority”, he was quoted as saying by the Kuwait Times newspaper.
The country”s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs recently granted a licence for the construction of a new church, which Hayef described as “an error”.